Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Love and Rockets, Vol. 41. “Love and Rockets: New Stories Vol. 4″
Following up on the storylines started in Vol. 3, the Brothers Hernandez, specifically Jamie, deliver one of the high points of their career. By Jamie & Gilbert Hernandez.

2. “Habibi”
Long-awaited graphic novel “Habibi” is a timeless, “Arabian Nights”-styled tale that follows the lives of two orphaned slaves. Exotic and lush, yet heartbreaking at times, it is an exploration of the Islamic culture by one of comics’ most deft craftsmen. By Craig Thompson.

3. “Hark! A Vagrant”
Kate Beaton takes a humorous trip through history and literature with witty, absurd humor featuring characters from Napoleon to Nancy Drew in this collection of comic strips. By Kate Beaton.

4. “Return to Perdition”
Vietnam veteran Michael Satariano Jr. attempts to get revenge for the mob hits on his parents. Working with a black ops program, Michael finds himself caught up in intrigue on all sides, and becomes even more conflicted once he enters a romance with a mobster’s niece. By Max Allan Collins & Terry Beatty.

5. “Big Questions”
This existentialist graphic novel follows a flock of birds dealing with a newcomer. Massive, bizarre and thought-provoking. By Anders Nilsen.

6. “Daytripper”
Originally released as 10 individual issues, each issue follows a day in the life of Bras de Olivias Dominguez, with each ending the same — he dies. The following story picks up at a different point in Bras’ life, unconnected to his previous death. By Fabio Moon & Gabriel Ba.

7. “Feynman”
This graphic novel recounts the life and career of noted physicist Richard P. Feynman in a funny and educational book. By Jim Ottaviani & Leland Myrick.

8. “Green River Killer: A True Detective Story”
Jeff Jensen writes a true-crime story of the killer who plagued Oregon. Jensen’s father was the lead detective on the case, and the book also looks at the impact the case had on the family. Art by Jonathan Case.

9. “The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists”
It’s an alternate history of Canadian cartooning, centered on a fictional cartoon society in the city of Dominion, which served as a gathering place for artists. By Seth.

10. “Troop 142″
A webcomic story of a summer at a boys’ scout camp, it explores the cruelty of childhood, and the veneer of civility we paste on top of such conflicts as adults. By Mike Dawson.

For a more in-depth look at these awesome graphic novels of 2011, check out the full article on Matt’s Nerdage blog. Or come to Speeding Bullet and pick these gems up!

 
 
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  • Adventure Time Comics #16
  • All New Guardians Of Galaxy #12
  • America Tp Vol 01 Life & Times Of America Chavez
  • Animosity #10
  • Animosity Evolution #1
  • Aquaman #29
  • Archie And Me Comics Digest #1
  • Astro City #48
  • Batman #33
  • Batman Black & White Batman Statue By Amanda Conner
  • Batman Black & White Harley Quinn Statue By Amanda Conner
  • Batwoman #8
  • Bill & Ted Save The Universe #5
  • Bitch Planet Triple Feature #5
  • Black Panther Crew Tp We Are The Streets
  • Black Panther Prelude #1
  • Bombshells United #4
  • Bottled Tp
  • Cable #150
  • Catalyst Prime Superb #4
  • Champions #13
  • Curse Words #9
  • Dead Of Winter #3
  • Deadpool Vs Old Man Logan #1
  • Death Of Hawkman Tp
  • Demon Tp Vol 01 Hells Hitman
  • Dept H #19
  • Descender #25
  • Doctor Strange #26
  • Doctor Who 10th Year Three #10
  • Doctor Who 12th Year Three #8
  • Dollface #10
  • Faith And The Future Force #4
  • Future Quest Presents #3
  • Game Of Thrones Clash Of Kings #5
  • Generation Gone #4
  • Generation X #7
  • Genius Cartel #3
  • Giant Days Tp Vol 06
  • Go Go Power Rangers #4
  • Graveland #2
  • Green Arrow #33
  • Green Lanterns #33
  • Grumpy Cat Garfield #3
  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Awesome Mix Digest Tp
  • Gwar Orgasmageddon #4
  • Harley Quinn #30
  • Head Games Gn
  • Heartthrob Season 2 #4
  • Heavenly Nostrils Chronicle Gn Vol 06 Magic Storm
  • I Hate Fairyland Tp Vol 03 Good Girl
  • Incredible Hulk #709
  • Infernoct #1
  • Infinite Loop Nothing But The Truth #2
  • Injustice 2 #12
  • Invader Zim #24
  • Invincible #141
  • Invincible Iron Man #593
  • James Bond Kill Chain #4
  • Jean Grey Tp Vol 01 Nightmare Fuel
  • Jem & The Holograms Misfits Infinite #3
  • Jla The Nail Another Nail Dlx Ed Hc
  • Journey Sw Last Jedi Capt Phasma #4
  • Justice League #31
  • Kid Lobotomy #1
  • Kill Or Be Killed #1
  • Kill The Minotaur #5
  • Kong Gods Of Skull Island Oneshot #1
  • Luke Cage #166
  • Lumberjanes #43
  • Mad Magazine #548
  • Made Men #2
  • Maestros #1
  • Mage Hero Denied #3
  • Mage Tp Book 01 Hero Discovered Vol 02
  • Marvel Select Spider-man Homecoming Movie Af
  • Mighty Mouse #5
  • Mighty Thor #700
  • Misfit City #6
  • Monsters Unleashed #7
  • Mother Russia #3
  • Mr Higgins Comes Home Hc
  • My Little Pony Legends Of Magic #7
  • Nightwing #31
  • Normandy Gold #4
  • Now #1
  • Optimus Prime First Strike #1
  • Peter Parker Spectacular Spider-man #5
  • Plastic Tp
  • Realm #2
  • Rick & Morty Pocket Like You Stole It #4
  • Rom First Strike #1
  • Rom Vs Transformers Shining Armor #4
  • Rugrats #1
  • Savage Dragon #227
  • Scott Pilgrim Precious Little Card Game
  • Scrimshaw #3
  • Secret Warriors #7
  • Sherlock Frankenstein & Legion Of Evil #1
  • Shirtless Bear-fighter #5
  • Spawn Hell On Earth Tp
  • Spider-gwen #25
  • Spy Seal #3
  • Star Wars Adventures #3
  • Star Wars Adventures Tp Vol 01
  • Star Wars Poe Dameron #20
  • Super Sons #9
  • Superman #33
  • Swordquest #4
  • Tea Dragon Society Hc
  • Teen Titans Go #24
  • The Chair #3
  • Thor Ragnaroks Tp
  • Titans #16
  • Tmnt Universe #15
  • Torchwood The Culling #1
  • Transformers Lost Light #10
  • Trespasser #3
  • Trinity #14
  • Ultimate Spider-man Magazine #18
  • Uncle Scrooge #31
  • Vampirella #7
  • Venom #156
  • War Mother #3
  • Wicked Righteous #2
  • Wild Storm #8
  • Wild Storm Tp Vol 01
  • Wonder Woman 77 Bionic Woman Tp
  • Wonder Woman Conan #2
  • X-men Gold #14
 
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